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of afghanistan today ordered all u.s. special operations forces to leave an embattled area of that country within two weeks because of torture and other allegations against afghans working with the americans. the area is wardak province, not far from kabul. for more on this, we turn to nbc pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, what is this all about? >> lester, this order today shocked u.s. defense and military officials, taken totally by surprise. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condone or took part in any kidnappings, torture or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. now, in the past, president karzai has taken the u.s. military to task, in part, to show the afghan people that he's in charge. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already a
targeting the u.s. out of this 1 12-story office tower. >>> listen to this, two times two. four babies born as two sets of identical twins. chew on that for a second. >> i can't. >> you got twins. >> i have one set. >> can you imagine? four of them. >> no. >> we're going to share that story with you. it's really great. good morning. welcome to "early startstart". >>> it's tuesday, february 19th. we have to begin with dramatic news overnight. emotions overflowing in the courtroom and it's happening right now as the blade runner turned murder suspect oscar pistorius is appearing in court for a crucial hearing. pistorius has been sobbing, breaking down as his defense is angling for bail this morning. their case denying that the killing was premedicated and at one point they even argue that girlfriend reba steenkamp's death was not even murder. meanwhile, the prosecution has been laying out its case. they say pistorius put on his limbs, walked about 20 feet and then shot through a locked bathroom door killing steenkamp. all of this is happening at this very moment with an unprecedented crush of
enforcement, even food inspection. and there are big worries about how it will hit the u.s. economy. >>> his side of the story. an emotional oscar pistorius in court for the first time. what he says really happened the night his girlfriend was killed. >>> and the brazen diamond heist at the airport right on the tarmac. a huge game of deception, $50 million worth of diamonds gone without a trace. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news with brian williams." >> good evening. it's an explosive allegation, and it's what we've all been warned about for years since the dawn of the computer age. a u.s. security firm says over 140 targets in this country have been hit electronically by a branch of the chinese military. big companies, you name it, some of the best-known brand names in the u.s. but more troubling than that is the idea that chinese hackers could reach into american society. the systems that run the country, our infrastructure and preserve order like power systems, air traffic, financial industry. it's a sweeping r
to strike back at china following a series of cyber attacks targeting the u.s. government and corporate secrets. officials say the obama administration is considering fines, penalties, and trade restrictions. a virginia-based cyber security firm discovered a secret chinese military unit behind years of u.s. cyber attacks. china has denied any involvement and claims it's been a victim of hacking, too, by the u.s. >>> and apple was the target of a hacking attack at the company's california headquarters. apple says mall ware infected a small number of its mac computers used by employees. the company says the mall ware got on the macs through a website for software developers by exploiting a security flaw in the browser. apple says it was similar to an attack on facebook earlier this week. >>> bp won't pay penalties for all of the more than 200 million gallons of oil that spilled back in 2010. the u.s. government agreed not to fine bp for 34 million gallons the company captured before entering the gulf. fines for all the rest of the oil will be in the billions. >> sony
the cia to track down osama bin laden. >> in the u.s., he's a hero for helping too lead our navy seals to the world's most wanted terrorist, but in pakistan, he's behind bars and considered or. who now wants to use the oscoor too bring attention to the plight of dr. afridi. >> a dramatic smash and grab. in the search to find the before they strike again. >> and the famous image capturing an iconic moment 60 years ago. raidsing the american plaghiro shima in the world war ii's most intense fighting. every day americans are caught in the middle of the budget. sweeping across the board cuts will begin in less than a reach. we heard dire warnings coming from lawmakerings, sequestitration would force longer lines and deep cuts to our military. in reality, the 85 billion in cuts makes up 2.4 percent of the federal budget and prompting republicans to use the white house to using scare tacticings. today lindsay addressing those in an interview on fox on huckabee tonight. here's the bit. >> the idea of republicans letting it go in affect and watching the fix it is not leadership. i thought we w
-byes. >>> also this morning, cyber warfare. breaking overnight, invasive attacks on u.s. interests online. and now, we may know who's behind them. >>> severe storms. rough weather is in store for millions today. >>> and a daredevil with a driver's license going end-over-end in a mini cooper. >>> and good morning. we begin with breaking news. emotional, new details about the murder case against olympic runner oscar pistorius. >> those details all stem from last thursday's shooting death of pistorius' model girlfriend. they're being laid out in a small courthouse in pretoria, south africa. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared in court this morning for a bail hearing. the double-amputee is charged with murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >> i saw him as a lonely young man. very heartbroken and sad. >> reporter: despite the murder charge, one legal expert thinks pistorius has a shot at bail. >> everybody knows who he is. it's not as if he can hide and get a passport and go overseas without anybody noticing him. >> reporter: pistorius' family a
that it has joined a civil suit that accuses armstrong of defrauding his long-time sponsor, the u.s. postal service. as you'll recall, he last month admitted that he did indeed use performance enhancing drugs to win all seven of his tour defrance titles. the u.s. anti-doping agency accused him of running, quote, the most sophisticated professionalized and successful doping program that sports has ever seen. but this week lance armstrong's attorney said he will not be testifying under oath about what he did. the lawsuit alleges armstrong and his fellow riders knowingly violated their contract with the postal service by using druses. he claims they tarnished the postal service's reputation and it claims they pocketed $30 million in the process. of course, lance armstrong's attorneys dispute the allegations and in a statement today said, the postal service's own studies show that the service benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totaling $100 million. rich edison from the "fox business" network live from d.c how much could this cost lance armstrong? >> he and his cycling team's
attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. whose building is it? according to a new report confirmed by u.s. intelligence, it's the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's peoples liberation army. >> i think it was time to let the world know, it's actually not just from china, it's the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> reporter: among the targets of china's hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets of chinese hackers, familiar brand names like coca-cola, facebook, "the new york times," "washington post" and "wall street journal," and only today, apple. the hackers have user names like ugly gorilla and doda. according to this instructional manual from mandia, the computer security firm that did the study. >> here we see doda logging into one of his operational accounts. he has used this account for spear phishing and generating additional e-mail accounts. >> reporter: what is spear
, thank you. and he'll be taking an inside look at the battle for damascus and what it means for u.s. national security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. gunman adam lanza may have, in fact, been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper reports authorities found news articleses in lan za's bedroom, about the killing spree in norway, carried out by anders brevik, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory now is purely speculative. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. forcing 4200 passengers and crew to live on the boot for nearly a week without power and plumbing. the coast guard now blames a leak in a pipeline that connects a fuel tank to one of the ship's engines. investigators say oil dripped on a hot surface and caught fire. >>> in business news. a potential megamerger. office max and office depot, are
relations between the u.s. and iran. >> the oscar-nominated movie "argo" has put a spotlight back on that crisis and on the secretive nation, as well. abc's david muir was invited to take a look inside iran. >> we have just landed. >> reporter: we landed in iran in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. and rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran ne
, lois, thank you, michael. thank you, keith. >>> the u.s. supreme court has decided to delve into the controversial issue of campaign finance learning how much they can give to individual or candidates. joining me, pete williams. pete, at the heart of this, an alabama man, we know the tremors from the decision could be felt throughout? >> there could be. depending on what the court says. there are two kinds of limits. there are the limits how much money you can give to an individual candidate. now, that's not being challenged but what this alabama businessman backed by the republican national committee says, he's following the other limits, two-year limits on how much total money a person can give to all candidates put together andal the political parties and pacs put together. it works out to $115,000. they say it's unconstitutional for a couple of reasons. they say the number is too low given modern politics. but the reason, they say the reason it limits how much a person can give to a candidate it to avoid corruption. quid pro quo corruption. so he's not challenging the qu
listening towards land is expected to reach -- limping towards land is expected to reach the u.s. shore in an hour and a half. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it's the end to a nightmare vacation for thousands of passengers on board talk nothing power, no working bathrooms for many. >> the horrible heat and smell forced some passengers to sleep outside on the top deck. fox 5's will thomas is following the story for us. >> the cruise ship is pulling up to the dock right now and for the 4,200 passengers and crew aboard they cannot get off that ship soon enough. let's take another live shot of the cruise ship. it's already been cleared by customs, so we expect to see the first passengers walk off within 30 minutes of being tied up. it's been a long agonizing five days adrift in the gulf of mexico. here's more. >> our best estimate right now, once the ship ties up we estimate that it will take four to five hours to complete debarking of all the guests off the ship. >> a nightmare on the water and another one just to get off. passenger as board the crippl
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but secure. >> reporter: in the rugged terrain south of tucson, arizona, advocates concerned about u.s. border security took matters into their own hands and placed motion-sensitive hidden cameras on known smuggling trails and this is their video, revealing wave after wave of mexican drug and immigrant smugglers, some of them heavily armed, who cross the border and travel miles north inside the united states. >> you got a trail coming in. >> reporter: it's why rancher david beckham made the painful decision to move his family off his land, 12 miles north of the mexican border, because of all the armed smugglers crossing his property, threatening his home. >> it was unsafe. i couldn't -- i couldn't see raising our children -- you know, i was afraid to let the kids go out, even during the day. >> reporter: residents here in this rugged desert say in the daytime, it is relatively quiet, but all of that changes as night falls and the land comes alive. recently, neighboring rancher jim chilton found a mexican drug smuggler's camp on his land, ten miles north of the border. the next day ther
a scandal hungry press into saying or printing the name of u.s. senator bob menendez, teenage prostitution, and caribbean sex parties all in one sentence? after all, these allegations have been flatly refuted by the senator. >> this is incredible. >> reporter: and now the senator's dominican republic friends are trying to take that denial a step further. demanding a full investigation to find the actual culprit who has been spreading internet rumors for months. >> translator: this is an artificial ghost created especially in order to damage senator menendez, melgen, and myself. >> reporter: benecio castillo, a fourth generation attorney himself, has been named as a party to the, well, parties, and says enough is enough. >> translator: this crime has damaged me and my reputation and my honor. and that's why i have the right to ask an investigation to find out who is behind this crime. >> reporter: the e-mails alleging teenage sex parties and the senator began circulating months ago. even the fbi got ahold of them, but nothing could be confirmed. it appeared the matter was pretty much droppe
in the u.s. and canada. >> tickets on sale at 8:00 a.m. show sold out at 8:01. >> you know it. even for a venue as big as m&t? >> absolutely. it's going to be nuts. >> going to go fast. but i do like that new song. >> i think it's a great idea to have it at m&it -- m&t. >>> new hope. the fda approves a first of its kind breast cancer medication. find out what is different about catasilla. >>> traumitize traumatized 4- year-old. starting off not so happy. what triggered this emotional meltdown? >>> rain and milder air coming our way tomorrow. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's cold, cough and flu report. this is dylan right here this is dylan, and this is his big brother hayden. dylan's only five, but he's already been through two surgeries for brain tumors. and he just went through his second round of chemo. and this is their mother, dawn who runs this loving and happy home. she too struggled with tumors. but that doesn't slow her down. her love of family comes first. their dad, phil, works two jobs, repairing copiers, a
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission today called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion by any means necessary. and the rebels, many of whom are increasingly seen by ordinary syrians as war lords, gangsters and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet tonight. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of a jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who had fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists -- ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they've lost their homes, their communities, their
. as police closed in, the 20-year-old syed then shot himself. >>> it looks like the u.s. is preparing to strike back amid allegations about those massive cyber attacks being blamed on china. the white house will reportedly lay out aggressive steps today to fight the cyber crimes. the report comes after a security firm identified the shanghai building as the headquarters for china's military hackers, accused of stealing secrets from u.s. companies and government sites. >>> union workers are rallying, urging congress to avoid the looming budget cuts. yesterday, president obama brought cops and firefighters to the white house to warn emergency workers they'll be the first to go if those cuts take effect. the deadline is less than ten days away. and so far, there's no face-to-face talks. >>> but the president is reaching across the aisle on immigration reform. last night, president obama called the three, key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsey graham and marco rubio. details of a white house backup plan on immigration were leaked over the weekend. >>> general joh
armstrong has decided not to participate in a tell-all interview with the u.s. anti-doping agency. edward lawrence reports that probably means the end of armstrong's career. >> reporter: lance armstrong's lifetime ban from sports will remain in place now that the disgraced cyclist has refuse add way out. the u.s. anti-doping agency or usada gave armstrong until wednesday to talk about it. after two months with the agency armstrong issue add statement on deadline day. he said his client will not participate in usada's efforts to selectively. that demonlize individuals. for more than a decade armstrong strongly denied using performance-enhancing drugs as he racked up world titles including seven tour de france yellow jerseys, but they found evidence that he had doped last year that stripped him of his victories. armstrong himself finally came clean with oprah winfrey. travis tygart said he believed he was going to cooperate but last month he told scott pelley on 60 minutes that such could expose him to civil and criminal charges. >> there's a five-year statute on a
as this week. officemax has stores mostly in the u.s. and canada, and office depot in the u.s. and mexico. if they did combine, they would close several stores but still wouldn't be as large as staples. representatives from both companies declined to talk about the merger. >>> the supreme court will hear a high-stakes fight over genetically altered seeds today. vernon bowman, a 75-year-old farmer from indiana, is fighting agri-giant monsanto. he replanted some of their super weed-resistant soybean seeds, and monsanto sued him for patent infringement. bowman's lawyers say because he bought the seeds, he can do whatever he wants with them. >>> burger king's twitter account had a bad day. someone hacked into it at about noon monday, posting a tweet that said burger king had just been sold to mcdonald's and put up a logo of the golden arches. the account was suspended for a few hours. so far the hacker has not been identified. >>> 50 years after camelot, personal items from president john f. kennedy were auctioned off monday. his bomber jacket sold for $570,000. the items b
push to stay open. earlier this month a u.s. district judge told the police who run the oyster farm at point reyes they would have to close. the company's 40-year permit to harvest oysters expired last november. >>> it is 4:39. coming up, we now know what caused that carnival cruise ship fire. >> plus, a new motive uncovered for the sandy hook massacre. the other notorious murderer he was competing against. >> a pesky pig on the run. how long it took for the polish police to pin him down. coming up. get whatever you want, baby. hmm. let's just share a 20 piece. [ internal ] 20 mcnuggets, for only $4.99? oh, man. she's beautiful smart and sensible. jackpot. [ crewperson ] anything else? [ male announcer ] mcdonald's crispy, juicy chicken mcnuggets are now part of the extra value menu. so you get the tastes you love at a price you'll love even more. guess who's going to the game? [ internal ] thank you. [ male announcer ] the simple joy of having more to love. don't see everyday... police called out to chase a loose pig! the pig escaped >>> here's something y
temperatures across the central u.s., mostly into the teens and 20s. if you were to look at the temperatures in louisiana, they are in the 60s and 70s. a sharp temperature contrast with this area of low pressure moving across the central mississippi valley as we go into this evening and then going through time for friday, into the tennessee valley, ohio river valley. and this is where the storm really starts to ring out. but across the southeast, some of these areas in georgia, south carolina, north central florida could see between 4 and 8 inches of rainfall. we'll keep you updated on that. wolf? >> karen, thanks very, very much. >>> new questions about how one of the most prominent catholic leaders in the united states handled the problem of pedophile priests. i've discovered gold. [ female announcer ] roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing lines and deep wrinkles than professional treatments. roc® max for maximum results. and deep wrinkles ththe people of bp made ants. commitment to the gulf., and ever
denied any involvement and claims it's been a victim of hacking, too, by the u.s. and target was attacked by a cyber attack. the company says the mall ware got on the macs through a website for software developers by exploiting a security flaw in the browser. apple says it was similar too an attack on facebook earlier this week. >>> bp won't pay penalties for all of the more than 200 million gallons of oil that spilled back in 2010. the u.s. government agreed not to fine them for 34 million gallons they captured before entering the gulf. fines for all the rest of the oil will be in the billions. >> sony is expected to reveal details about its much anticipated gaming console today. execs will announce the gaming station that was released six years ago. sony competes with microsoft's xbox and the wii. >>> well, oscar pistorius is back in a south africa court for the second day for his bail hearing. prosecutors say it was premeditated murder but pistorius claims it was a tragic accident. >> reporter: oscar pistorius covered his head with blanket for day two of his hearing in south africa's c
is the former u.s. labor secretary to bill clinton and author of "beyond outrage," what's gone wrong with our economy and how to fix it and ari fleischer, former white house press secretary under george w. bush. all right, let's get some action here. robert, the white house responded to john boehner's challenge of saying, where are the cuts, with a blog post from dan pfeiffer who wrote, "the fact is, the president has a detailed balanced plan with spending cuts, he's willing to make tough choices. now it's time for the speaker to do the same." then he had a link to an 80-page proposal from september, including war savings, it includes tax reform, which of course they want. it doesn't fully lay it out by any stretch of the imagination. so jay carney was asked what specifically will the white house cut and here's what jay carney said. >> it's in the proposals he submitted to the speaker of the house that the speaker walked away from -- >> where does the president prevent sequestration from happening? shouldn't the president take the lead and present that -- >> well, first of all, congress has t
over the weekend allows for an eight year path to residency for the undocument already inside u.s. borders and within hours of that plan's release florida senator marco rubio fired back saying if proposed the bill will be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal situation for years to come. the chief of staff defended the white house choice to be ready to go it alone. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas which is we're preparing. we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure the group up there, the gang of eight, makes the good progress on these efforts as much as they say they want to. >> republicans on the hill are upping the ante and accusing the administration of political games man ship that will backfire. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want another ka joel to beat up republicans. >> leaking this out that's it in the wrong direction. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan
for the first time. >>> and a massive airline merger this morning. u.s. airways and american airlines will join forces to create the world's largest airline. i will tell you what it means for your frequent flier miles and for your fares. >>> among our guests this morning, two moms who have got young daughters on that carnival cruise ship that's now stranded in the golf. also we'll talk to ariana williams, a former girl friend of christopher dorner. and former l.a. police chief bill bratton will join us. richard simmons is with us and westminster's best in show winner, banana joe, is with us. "starting point" starts right now. >>> welcome, everybody. we start with breaking news this morning. there's been a deadly shooting at the home of the blade runner, track superstar oscar pistorius. his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp, shot and killed in pistorius' home. police say there is a 26-year-old man in custody and that man has been charged with murder. they have not yet confirmed, though, that that man is pistorius, although we should note pistorius is 26 years old and that he and steenkamp appare
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this 12-story building. the source of thousands of cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. whose building is it? according to a new report confirmed by u.s. intelligence, it's the headquarters of unit 61398. >> i think it was time to let the world know, it's actually not just from china, it's the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> reporter: among the targets, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are sabotaging our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets of chinese hackers familiar brand names like coca-cola, facebook, "the new york times," on "wash post" and "wall street journal." and only today, apple. the hackers have user names like ugly gorilla and dota. according to this instructional video from mandiant. >> here we see dota logging into one of his operational e-mail accounts. he's used it for spear phishing and generating additional accounts. >> reporter: what is it? how hackers campaign access into a network by sending deceptive e-mails tricking users into clicking on a
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